Herencia Musical: 20 Norteñas Famosas

Herencia Musical: 20 Norteñas Famosas

by Los Tigres del Norte


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As of October 2004, Fonovisa Records had assembled at least three los Tigres del Norte best-of CDs with a Herencia Musical (musical heritage) theme: Herencia Musical: 20 Corridos Inolvidables, Herencia Musical: 20 Boleros Romanticos and this collection, 20 Norte�as Famosas. While 20 Boleros Romanticos spotlights a gentler, more romantic side of the group -- not exactly the first thing that comes to mind where los Tigres are concerned -- 20 Corridos Inolvidables and 20 Norte�as Famosas are more representative of los Tigres on the whole; they really underscore the norte�o veterans' gritty, hard-hitting nature. 20 Norte�as Famosas, like 20 Corridos Inolvidables, demonstrates that when it comes to vividly describing the challenges of working-class Mexican-American life in los Estados Unidos, no one in the norte�o/Tex-Mex field can surpass them. The songs that Fonovisa picked for 20 Norte�as Famosas are many things -- they're gutsy, they're humorous, they're poignant, they're moving. The CD's opener "La Jaula de Oro" is a perfect illustration of why los Tigres' fans hold them in such high regard. The tune is about a frustrated Mexican immigrant who has been working in the U.S. for ten years but is still awaiting the citizenship he's applied for; one day, he asks his very Americanized son, "Esc�chame, hijo, te gustar�a que regres�ramos a vivir a Mexico?" (Listen, son, how would you like to move back to Mexico), and the son replies, in English, "What are you talking about, dad? I don't want to go back to Mexico. No way, dad." That funny yet touching father/son exchange is classic Tigres del Norte, and their storytelling abilities aren't any less impressive on "Los Hijos de Hernandez," "La Puerta Negra," "El Tahur" or "Orgullo Maldito," which is about becoming a victim of your own pride. 20 Norte�as Famosas is by no means the last word on los Tigres' Fonovisa output, but it is happily recommend to casual listeners who are exploring their work for the first time.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/05/2004
Label: Fonovisa Inc.
UPC: 0808835148023
catalogNumber: 351480
Rank: 11421

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Performance Credits

Tigres del Norte   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Cuco Sánchez   Composer
Luis Pérez Meza   Composer
Enrique Franco   Composer
Fidel Funes   Composer
Martín Urieta   Composer
Paulino Vargas   Composer
Victor Rafael Cordero   Composer
Adolfo Salas   Composer
Carlos Rivas Larrauri   Composer
Jorge "Guiro" Borrego   Composer
Ismael Armenta Fierro   Composer
Adriana Rebold   Graphic Design,Art Direction
Teodoro Bello Jaimes   Composer
Gilberto Valdez   Composer

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